It’s without a doubt that Boston’s biggest event of the year, attracting thousands to the towns Market Place is of course the Christmas Market and Lights Switch-on. Boston has had a huge crowd come together for this event, growing each year with a spectacular show from Transported with the Illuminate parade, which lights up our town by volunteers of both adults and children before the countdown to the light switch-on by Christmas in Boston.
With the leaves beginning to turn and winter looming even closer, this year for understandable reasons as the region remains under tight coronavirus restrictions the Christmas event is looking to run slightly different.
From Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th November there will be holding a 4-day Christmas Hamlet in Bargate Green, with 20 alpine huts, hot food and a small children’s ride available for people to browse at their leisure as well as enjoying the Town.
On Thursday 26th November from noon to 7pm Christmas-themed stalls will run along Wide Bargate with a children’s rides and the return of the ever popular fire garden by Transported in the evening will be located in Central Park. The fire garden will be free for all to attend, however to assist with event safety tickets must be pre-booked. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link as soon as tickets go on sale. Unfortunately Pantomime performances and stage acts will not be performing this year as they draw in crowds to one area at one time which are difficult to regulate and social distance.
In addition we will also be bringing you some festive cheers on Saturdays throughout December in the Market Place including Santa’s reindeers visiting on Saturday 19 December 2020.
Christmas In Boston will be working hard again to light the Town but it is likely lighting will be reduced slightly this year, the lights will be on for the Christmas events from 26 November 2020. The ‘Christmas in Boston’ committee was created early in 2017 to raise funds to light up Boston for Christmas, the small but dedicated team of residents consistently work together for the best interests of all the people and businesses of Boston and this year will be no different.
We are pleased to announce Pescod Square Shopping Centre will be offering late night shopping on the 26 November.
Cllr Yvonne Stevens, portfolio holder for events, said: “It has been such a tough year for everyone and we are delighted to be able to bring some Christmas spirit to the town. It will of course be limited due to Government guidance, managing number and making sure social distancing can be achieved but we cannot see Christmas come upon us without a little festive cheer along the way.”